Curve Finance (CRV) Exploit Saga Takes New Turn

Curve Finance asking CRV/ETH exploiter to return funds to Curve DAO Ownership agent wallet address "0x4090."
By Varinder Singh
August 9, 2023 Updated August 9, 2023
Curve Finance (CRV) Exploit Saga Takes New Turn

DeFi protocol Curve Finance on Wednesday said CRV/ETH attackers need to return funds to the Curve DAO ownership address. The new development comes after exploiters failed to return funds within the stipulated deadline and Curve Finance extend the bounty to anyone who identify the exploiters for a conviction in the court.

Curve Finance Exploiter to Return Funds?

Curve Finance on August 9 again asked CRV/ETH exploiter to return funds to Curve DAO Ownership agent wallet address “0x4090.” It’s unclear whether exploiters again contacted Curve to return the remaining funds.


Curve Finance earlier extended the bounty to the public for a reward valued at 10% of the remaining exploited funds as the deadline passed. Anyone who identifies the exploiter in a way that leads to a conviction in the courts will get $1.85 million in reward.

Meanwhile, Curve Finance founder Michael Egorov is above halfway to paying off his $80 million debt through OTC sales of CRV tokens. Since the sale of CRV through OTC began on August 1, Curve founder has sold nearly 145 million CRV to 31 investors and institutions in exchange for almost $60 million in funds.

Also, the Aave community has blocked Curve DAO Token (CRV) borrowing to prevent the liquidation risk of Curve Finance founder Michael Egorov’s debt that could trigger a contagion and possibly a DeFi crash.

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CRV Price Above Liquidation Level

Michael Egorov is under liquidation pressure as CRV price fell after the $61 million hack. DeFi platforms such as Aave will sell CRV collaterals if CRV price hits $0.368, which could trigger contagion and potentially a DeFi crash.

CRV price jumps 1% in the past 24 hours, with the price currently trading at $0.60. The 24-hour low and high are $0.597 and $0.616, respectively. The price soared 10% after attackers started to return funds, but the momentum has slowed.

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